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microfilm equipmentLooking for a newspaper article from the past? The Microforms Department contains back issues of newspapers, periodicals, and other items in various formats. Microfilm and microfiche are the most common formats.

Readers are available which have reading, printing, and other features. Materials owned by the University, or obtained through Interlibrary Loan, for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette users may be printed free of charge. Materials from other sources may be printed for $0.25 per page.

The Microforms Department is located around the corner from the Reference Desk on the 1st floor. Locate microform materials in the Library Catalog. Visit the Reference Desk for assistance.

We also offer several databases and digital applications for historical newspaper materials. Most of these resources are available to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette users only.

Historical Newspapers

Baton Rouge Advocate
January 1986 to present in America's News

Lafayette Daily Advertiser
July 25, 2002 to present in ProQuest News & Newspapers

New Orleans Times-Picayune
January 1989 to present; 1837 - 1922 in La. Hist. Newspapers

New York Times
June 1980 to present in Nexis Uni

America's Historical Newspapers: Louisiana State Package
Searchable American newspapers enable users to explore America's past

Chronicling America
Provides access to over 140,000 digitized historic materials, primarily 1836 - 1922, through a Web interface enhanced with dynamic HTML interactivity for magnification and navigation. The application is jointly sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.

Digitizing Louisiana Newspapers Project (DLNP)
An on-going project currently contains 128 titles from the state of Louisiana published between 1836 through 1922

NewsBank: America's News
Includes the complete electronic editions of more than 1,500 full-text newspapers nationwide; also includes video clips​

Newspaper Source Plus
Provides 860 full-text newspapers. The database also contains television & radio news transcripts.


Visit the Reference Desk for assistance.

Edith Garland Dupré Library
400 E St Mary Blvd
Lafayette, LA 70503
Room 155
(337) 482-6030